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Munro, Alice

Alice Munro exposes the secrets of people with apparently mundane lives. The first short story reveals a child's eye view of her travelling salesman father, the last concerns violence that suddenly rises to the innocent surface

Paperback, Book. English.
Published London: Vintage, 2010
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Statement of responsibility: Alice Munro
ISBN: 0099541092, 9780099541097
Note: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1996.
Physical Description: 412 p. ; 20 cm.
Series: Vintage classics
Subject: Short stories.
Series Title: Vintage classics.

Author note

**Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature**

Alice Munro was born in 1931 and is the author of thirteen collections of stories, most recentlyDear Life, and a novel,Lives of Girls and Women. She has received many awards and prizes, including three of Canada's Governor General's Literary Awards and two Giller Prizes, the Rea Award for the Short Story, the Lannan Literary Award, the WHSmith Book Award in the UK, the National Book Critics Circle Award in the US, was shortlisted for the Booker Prize forThe Beggar Maid, and has been awarded the Man Booker International Prize 2009 for her overall contribution to fiction on the world stage, and in 2013 she won the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Her stories have appeared in theNew Yorker,Atlantic Monthly,

Paris Reviewand other publications, and her collections have been translated into thirteen languages.

She lives with her husband in Clinton, Ontario, near Lake Huron in Canada.


"One of the most esteemed writers in the world....Few writers capture the moral ambiguities, murkiness, messiness - and joy - of relationships with as much empathy and grace as Munro"
Guardian||"Her work is practically perfect. Any writer has to gawk when reading her because her work is very subtle and precise"||"The best short story writer alive... Munro can pack more into one of her stories - more subtlety, more grace, more tender twists of the human heart - than many novelists do in a lifetime's oeuvre"
Independent||"One of the world's best living short-story writers...say that she has made the short story her own and reinvigorated it somehow falls short - she has reinvented it"
Observer||"Munro's stories enact what can only be called a sort of magic"